A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
Lot 31
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
Sold for £6,240 (US$ 10,488) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Battle of Britain lace panel A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46 Battle of Britain Lace Panel. A fine commemorative lace panel manufactured by Messrs. Dobsons and M. Browne & Co. Ltd., of Nottingham, extensively machine-embroidered with images and scenes representing the bombing of London and the battle fought by the Royal Air Force in defence of the British Isles A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
Lot Details
A Battle of Britain lace panel, 1942-46
A Nottingham lace panel depicting scenes of the bombing of London, the aircraft used in the battle, the badges of the Allied air forces and the floral emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, inscribed 'Never was so much owed by so many to so few' manufactured by Dobsons and M. Browne and Co. Ltd. of Nottingham,
450 x 162.5cm.

Footnotes

  • The panel was woven to commemorate the Battle of Britain and as a tribute to those who fought. Only thirty-eight panels were woven and were presented to King George VI, Winston Churchill, various RAF units, Westminster Abbey, the City of London, the City of Nottingham, airmen from the Commonwealth and several others. The design and weaving of the panels reputedly took over 3 years to complete and required 40,000 jacquard pattern cards, 975 bobbins and 41,830m of cotton for each panel.
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